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Our children, our future!



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If, indeed, children are our future then we need to be aware of the characteristic ideals that they experience in their early development. Intelligence and experience are closely interrelated and the environment of the brain to a large extent determines how the child’s brain functions and develops. So the home and school are not neutral environments and they either contribute or hinder learning and brain development. Exposure to complex but not necessarily enriched environments are an essential ingredient of that growth. Complex environments include rich sensory inputs with opportunities for first hand experiences that build on previous experiences and utilises real materials and meaningful play opportunities.In contrast enriched environments may focus on sequential learning goals through workbooks, didactic materials and direct instruction that negate a child-centered approach.

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BDK SALDIN - DEAREST FRIEND, REVIVER OF THE MALAY LANGUAGE

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‘Heads you win, tails I lose ...’

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